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This past year has been a year of learning, changing, and revelations. I have seen so many things in me that need to change and in my life. I have seen that I need to stop letting my circumstances control me and take my life back, to live a moment by moment pro active life not reactive. I have already made great strides this past year and by the end of 2017 I plan on completing this goal. Sparkpeople, and my weight loss and journey to the best health I can have is part of it all. I know I can do it, and I know you can too!!!

"The Happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

Marcus Aurelius

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there!!

Member Since: 6/21/2008

My Goals:
To make daily lifestyle changes that will result in good health in my body, mind and spirit. This will result in weight loss.

My Program:
Eat whole, real food, nothing processed.

Grain free.
Dairy free.
Sugar free..

Morning stretching.

30 minutes daily cardio walkiing.

Strength training 2 days a week.

Personal Information:
Mom, musician, teacher, dreamer, friend, listener, encourager, loyal, compassionate, perseverer, resilient....never give up.

Born and raised in the Northeast.

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I love music, many kinds, listening to it, singing it playing it. It fills my life with joy and ministers to my soul. I love to read books about health and fitness, and I also enjoy historical fiction, and all kinds of biographies, but especially about the lives of missionaries. I love the outdoors, all of God's creation, the mountains, the ocean, and doing anything outdoors. I love camping, hiking, mountain climbing, bird watching, walking, exercising, canoeing, figure skating and travel. I love doing those things with my husband and sons as well!

The Lord and his Word the Bible, are my daily strength and guide. Without Him I can do nothing. He has blessed my life incredibly!!

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

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  • v AMBLEEBEAR2152
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog with your words of encouragement!
    5 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/14/2017 4:06:15 PM
  • v PCOH051610

    You asked how to give Spark Point to our team. On the main Spark Points page there is an option to use bonus spin...its under the community section. Let me know if this works for you, okay


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    6 days ago
    Thanks my friend for that lovely apple cider goodie dear Margaret! Yes it has been 8 LOOONNG years! I'd say the first 5 were really fun and profitable. But these last years have been a drudge...sorry but so true!

    Our problem is coming up with something else that we can still make a little money. We really have no social security to speak of since we have both been self employed for so long.

    I thought I had our retirement covered nicely with some commercial property we owned but we were unlucky enough to have the 'tenant from hell' who made our lives miserable by hogging up more than his share of the property and making our other tenants lives awful.

    We spent so much money fighting him for years and years with attorney fees and you KNOW the only people that win in those situations are the lawyers.

    Finally he did exactly what he had planned all along he beat us down to the point that we demanded he purchase the property or get out. We finally found a lawyer that would have gotten him out.

    I do have some angry feelings against DH because he is the one that pushed me to take out a clause in our contract that was specifically to avoid this issue. I love DH very deeply but he is NOT nor ever has been a good business man. He works hard and he was the instrumental force that made our construction biz successful just by the physical aspect the work demanded...but dealing with customers, or people like this tenant at the commercial property he gets mowed down every time. STILL to this day if there is a decision that favors the customer or protects our livelihood he will go with the customer EVERY time. Even when they are clearly flaunting our contract specifications.

    After 39 years...going on 40 years in May I've learned that this is who he is...I do my best to protect our interests...but honestly it is exhausting and depleting work.

    I finally just put my FOOT down on cutting his toxic mother and sister out of my world...he would never defend me as his wife against their manipulation and nasty treatment. I thought summer before this last one...when I was again forced to go back as our vacation so he could see her and I was left stranded with no car....hey...if he won't defend me I'll defend myself.

    Sometimes we just have to realize real life is not always the stuff of our perfect relationship dreams is it? goes on...right?

    Hugs to you my dear friend. Hope your challenge is going well!
    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2017 9:44:24 AM
    Beautiful page dear Margaret. Yes we made it through Hurricane Irma...but oh my what damage she left. We were lucky but still have to replace an air conditioner, have one out at our business also. Weather is still in the 90s and the humidity is SO bloody high it's not a good thing. We lost 15 days of business in September due to the power being out at the gallery. That hurt are already ailing summer...but we are hoping for a good season. Please add your prayers...brick and mortar mom and pop shops are really suffering since the online purchasing is so popular these days.

    But we are blessed as the damage could have been SO much worse. I'm praying for so many people throughout our world who are suffering horribly due to catastrophic world weather events. emoticon
    10 days ago
  • v PCOH051610
    Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada and I wanted to drop by all of the Teddy Bear team to say I'm thankful for your support and friendship.


    10 days ago
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